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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh before the State Opening of Parliament

Queen's Speech: Devolution, jobs and EU referendum to be included

Conservatives claim the Queen’s speech will drive forward jobs, investment and growth throughout the West Midlands

Roger Godsiff

Labour must stop being "the timid party" warns Birmingham MP

Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff says he warned former leader Ed Miliband that Labour was on course to lose the general election

John Spellar is defending his Labour seat in Warley

MPs slam campaigning group 38 Degrees and back Transatlantic Trade and Investment treaty

MPs defend planned "TTIP" trade treaty with US and condemn campaign group

Network Rail

More industrial unrest over cuts is predicted

A threatened bank holiday rail strike was averted after Network Rail improved a pay offer, but many other disputes have broken out, or worsened, since the Conservatives took power

Britain's obesity epidemic

NHS boss: Parents making childhood obesity ‘normal’

  • NHS

Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are “normalising obesity”, the head of the NHS in England has warned.

Prime Minister David Cameron vows to create a 'seven-day' health service during a visit to Enki Medical Centre in Handsworth

David Cameron renews NHS pledges at Handsworth health centre

  • NHS

Seven-day working set to come in following Tory election victory as PM battles flu to deliver first major speech since re-taking power

Why A&E waiting time failure should set alarm bells ringing

  • NHS

One in eight A&E patients waiting for more than four hours as NHS trusts in England fail to meet target

General Election 2015: A disunited kingdom?

What last week's general election did expose was that the UK seems to be a more fragmented place than ever.

Adam Dent, Advent Communications; John Latham, Coventry University; Sarah Perry, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Manager; Andy Hardy, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust; Roger Harrabin, BBC; Les Ratcliffe, Coventry and Warwickshire Place Board and Jaguar Land Rover.

Coventry Hospital trust and uni championed

The success of two of Coventry's largest employers has been underlined to an audience of business leaders.

Katie Warrington, director and head of diversity at PwC in the Midlands

PwC's work on gender equality recognised

The firm has again been named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015, published in partnership with Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community

Dr Raj Mattu

Doctor Raj Mattu's £14m claim for sacking 'is greedy'

  • NHS

Heart specialist Dr Raj Mattu fights for payout after he blew whistle on hospital.

Ashley Norman, employment partner at Bevan Brittan

Employment partner joins Bevan Brittan's Birmingham team

  • Law

Ashley Norman’s appointment takes Bevan Brittan’s employment team to four partners, part of a 10 partner-strong litigation, advisory and regulatory practice

Election 2015: The economic realities of Election 2015

In every election voters are asked to make their decision based on the economic record of the incumbent - in this case a coalition - government or that offered by an alternative party.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Negligence claims cost West Midlands hospitals £45m

  • NHS

The Heart of England NHS Trust, which runs Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals, had the biggest bill in the region – £13.9 million for 2013-14

Julie Burn, Michelle Monnes-Thomas and Katherine Lloyd, the new community care team at FBC Manby Bowdler

FBC Manby Bowdler creates community care team in wake of Care Act

  • Law

The firm says it has made the move in response to major changes that will stem from the introduction of the Care Act and an expected upsurge in enquiries

Labour MP Ed Balls visited the Clock cafe in Bristol Street South, Birmingham

Ed Balls: The West Midlands has been shortchanged in the Budget

Ed Balls believes Birmingham and the West Midlands have been short-changed by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget which promised better deals for Manchester and Cambridge alone.

City Hospital, in Birmigham, one of the sites owned by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, which is planning to axe more than 1,400 jobs

Patient safety concerns at Midland hospital trust

Patient safety at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has been branded 'inadequate' by inspectors.

Serco handed control of Birmingham's leisure centres

The company will design and build four new swimming pools at Erdington, Stechford Cascades, Icknield Port Loop, in Edgbaston, and Northfield

General Election 2015 survey: Help us produce a Manifesto for Birmingham

The Birmingham Post is today launching a survey to find out what our readers want.

The Women on Wheels cycle club in Handsworth Park, Instructor Sabriha Abdou takes the ladies round the lake.

£30m boost to Birmingham cycling scene

  • NHS

The city council has been awarded a £22.1 million Department for Transport grant which, topped up with £7.9 million local funding

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